Interventionists

Gloria Huyser

Interventionist

E: gloria.huyser@dmschools.org

Biography

I began teaching at Findley Elementary in 2004, when I started teaching 5th grade.  I had been teaching middle school for 12 years before that, and I was looking for an opportunity to teach in an elementary school.  I have worked with 5th, 4th, 3rd, and now 2nd grade students! The community at Findley warmed my heart immediately; we have such an awesome staff and wonderful families whom I have had the privilege to teach over the  years.  I am proud to say that I am a parent of a Findley student (now at Harding), and I have been active in our Findley Elementary PTO, where I serve as President.  I LOVE being a part of great things at Findley!! My husband and I love to watch lots of sporting events, and we all love to watch good, funny movies on the weekend with our son and our pets.

Haley Mayer

Interventionist

E: Haley.mayer@dmschools.org

Biography

I have been teaching in Des Moines Public Schools since 2016. I began as a substitute then was hired as an interventionist. This is my first year at Findley! I graduated from the University of Iowa in 2010 with BA in psychology and from Drake University with my MA in teaching. Outside of school, I enjoy reading, spending time with my family, friends, and my three small dogs (Wiley, Petey, Maddie).

Sue Roberts

Interventionist

E: sue.roberts@dmschools.org

Biography

I graduated from Central College in 1985 with BA in Elementary Education and from the University of Iowa in 1989 with my MA in Developmental Reading.  I have been teaching in the Des Moines district for 17 years. Last year was my sixth year as an Interventionist at Findley and I will be a 1st Grade teacher this new school year. I enjoy reading, boating, and watching my daughters' volleyball games and track meets.

Ashley Sanders

Interventionist

E: ashley.sanders@dmschools.org

Biography

I am originally from Independence, Iowa and graduated from high school there. I then went on to the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls, Iowa to complete my BA. I majored in Elementary Education and minored in Special Education and Literacy. I have been teaching Special Education at Findley Elementary since Fall of 2007. I live in Ankeny with my husband, Matt. We have two kids; a son, Mason, and a daughter, Kaylee. We also have a crazy little dog, Yogi! I enjoy spending time with my family and friends!

Kelli Stoaks

Interventionist

E: kelli.stoaks@dmschools.org

Janis Ware

Interventionist

E: janis.ware@dmschools.org

Biography

I am a graduate of UNI (B.A.) and ISU (M.Ed.) and have been with the Des Moines Schools since January 1980. It's been exciting to be part of teaching kids from grades K-8 during my career. I have had the privilege of teaching at Findley since Fall 1994 and have taught grades 1-3 as a classroom teacher and all grades as an interventionist. I have also enjoyed serving as our volunteer coordinator since Fall 1998. Outside of school, I love spending time with my family, traveling, nature, reading and enjoy outdoor activities such as hiking, gardening and biking. I have wanted to be a teacher since I was 4 years old, and I love being a teacher at Findley!